Hot, nine miles north of San Augustine in southern Shelby County, had a post office from 1897 to 1908. Thomas J. Killen was postmaster there. An important focus of community life was the St. James Baptist Church, which also functioned as a school building. In 1899 the school served twenty-two black students. By 1938 the community's school had been consolidated with other schools in the area, and by 1984 Hot had ceased to exist as a named community.
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